Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Dreaming of Bigfoot

Years ago, back in the mid-1970's, there was a report of a sighting of the Oregon Bigfoot in the hills near where I lived as a child. 

Awhile back, I was watching a program about Bigfoot.  It was said that one of the signs they've been living in an area, are bent over trees, such as you see above.  This is from the beautiful forest of my childhood.

LOL  I think the idea is funny--but on the other hand, wouldn't it be wonderful if this last bit of forested area, complete with old growth trees, is actually home to such a critter?

I like to think about it, that's for sure.  Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Gnarly Oak in The Abandoned

Here is another of the ancient oaks found in the forests surrounding what once was The Abandoned.  I adore oak trees--They are like dear old Grandpas.  I still hug them when I can.  This picture was taken early last Spring.

With our record rainfall, the moss is growing thick and green on the trees.  The forest is a magical place right now.  though the leaves are gone it is beautiful.

Have a lovely day, sweet Friends!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

In the Green of the Forest

Here is a wonderful old tree found in the outskirts of what was once The Abandoned.  The forest is still untouched--yet I fear that may not last long.  There are now parcels of land for sale along the tip of the Canyon.  The forest as we knew it may not survive.  In the meantime, here is this old man tree in the green of the forests of my childhood. 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Sunset in The Abandoned

For now, before the houses are built, there is a certain beauty and peace about this place.  It brings to mind memories from my childhood.  A swamp and a field, where the red fox hunted for mice.  I can remember the charming sight of the foxes leaping above the grasses, disappearing and then leaping again.

So beautiful.

Have a lovely weekend, dear Friends.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fairy Bowl?

So many interesting things can be found in the forests of my childhood, which surround what is left of The Abandoned.  This wonderful bit of lichen reminds me of a fairy bowl.  One could imagine this on the elegant, leaf-clad table of the fairy folk.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Rough Roads in the Abandoned

Here they are building roads, along which houses will be built.  I'm so grateful to see they are leaving the wooded areas surrounding this place alone.

This was intriguing to me.  It appears to be part of a fork lift?

Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A little Light on the Subject...

I found this wonderful light bulb in a pile of rubbish.  There's something translucent and magical about it. 

As you can see--it is quite large.  I took it home with me...wondering what I will create with it.  Any ideas?

Have a lovely week, Friends.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Mystery in The Abandoned

My sister and I walked along the main road to the new entrance of what was once The Abandoned.  Here is a roadside beauty I'd never seen before.  Such a luscious color of yellow.

The air was quiet after a day of dust and noise.  Since it was after hours, the equipment sat at attention along the new entrance and road.

I liked the texture of this machine's steel studded wheels.

Above you see a huge cake of dirt--just left in place for some undetermined purpose.

And the mystery of which I spoke?  Here it is...that green gathering of light near one of the caterpillar machines.  Is it one of the shadow people of The Abandoned? Or is it just a fluke of odd lighting in my camera.  One might wonder.

Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


The Abandoned is no longer.  These rolling hills are a preview of what is to come.  Soon houses and buildings will grace the place, where mystery once ruled.

However, one can find dinosaur foot prints every now and then.  Who knows what interesting wildlife lurks in the forests of my childhood, which still stand in their pristine beauty. 

Just sayin'. 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Walking the Forests of my Childhood

In the canyons which surround what once was The Abandoned, one can find among the old fragrant cedar trees, these giant oaks.  They have been alive for hundreds of years. 

Once my sister and I saw a mountain lion sleeping in the branches about three stories up.  These trees are home to all kinds of wildlife.  I love them.  These big old Oak trees remind me of dear wrinkled grandfathers.  I like to hug them.

There are castles in the woods nearby--festooned with moss, the fairies and elves must love living here.

Have a lovely day, dear Friends. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Abandoned--Abandoned No Longer

The deconstruction of The Abandoned is done now.  All the mysterious tunnels and tall buildings with their elegant curled stairways are gone.  Soon there will be houses built in this place.  I'm grateful they are leaving the green spaces.

The land, with its rolling hills and open vista reminds me of a big golf course.

This was once the parking lot of The Abandoned.  Strange to realize someday people won't even think about the place which once stood here.  I surely loved its mystery.